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Visit the European Parliament




Brussels is at the heart of the European Union and hosts the European Parliament along with the European Council and the European Commission. The EP's committees meet here and Parliament also holds some of its plenary sessions in Brussels. Visit the Parlamentarium (Visitors' Centre), where dynamic, interactive multimedia displays will guide you through the journey of European integration and the impact it has on our everyday lives.  Discover the Parliament and its plenary chamber, with the help of a handheld media-guide. 

Visiting the European Parliament in Brussels


© Architecture Studiopicture of European Parliament buildings in  Strasbourg 
© Architecture Studio
© Architecture Studio

Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament. Each month, Members gather here for four days to vote and debate in a series of meetings known as plenary sessions. Whether rejecting, amending or adopting proposals, this week is a high-point in the EU's law-making process. Visitors are invited to sit in on these sessions, and to find out more about this representative body in an informative talk lasting approximately one hour. You can visit the European Parliament chamber in Strasbourg both during and outside the very lively plenary weeks. 

Visiting the European Parliament in Strasbourg

The House of European History

Architect: Chaix & Morel et Associés, Paris, JSWD, Köln Photo: © E.Young/AACMA-JSWDHouse of European History, Brussels
Architect: Chaix & Morel et Associés, Paris, JSWD, Köln Photo: © E.Young/AACMA-JSWD

The European Parliament is establishing a House of European History in Brussels which will give visitors the opportunity to learn about European history and to engage in critical reflection about its meaning for the present day. It will be located in the Parc Léopold, in the heart of the European quarter in Brussels and is scheduled to open in 2016

House of European History

European Parliament in Ireland


The European Parliament has a Liaison Office in every Member State.  Our role is to provide information on the European Parliament, on the Irish MEPs and their activities, and on issues currently being considered by Parliament which are of significance for Ireland and for Europe as a whole. We are located at 12-14 Mount Street, Dublin 2. 

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